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Psychological Research


Psychologists used the scientific method because it provides the best way to gain new knowledge about behavior Psychologists use the scientific method to observe behaviors as they occur in [...]

Psychological Research2019-05-25T21:28:44-04:00

Hypothesis Development


  Descriptive Research Question : asks about the presence of behavior, how frequently it is exhibited, or whether there is a relationship between different behaviors Causal Research Questions : [...]

Hypothesis Development2019-05-25T21:34:15-04:00

Measurement Issues in Research


Reliability : the degree to which the results of a study can be replicated under similar conditions Operational definition : the definition of an abstract concept (such as intelligence) [...]

Measurement Issues in Research2018-11-02T00:53:51-04:00



Population: group of individuals a researcher seeks to learn about from a research study Sample: the group of individuals chosen from the population to represent it in a research [...]


Summarizing and Interpreting Data


Descriptive statistics: measures that help us summarize data sets o Summarizes raw data that allows the researchers to get a sense of the data set without reviewing every score [...]

Summarizing and Interpreting Data2019-05-25T21:22:31-04:00

The Nuts and Bolts of Survey Research


Psychometrics: area of psychological research that involves the development, validation, and refinement of surveys and tests for measuring psychological constructs Construct validity: indicated that a survey measures the behavior [...]

The Nuts and Bolts of Survey Research2018-11-02T00:53:40-04:00

The Nuts and Bolts of Correlational Studies


Correlational Study: examines the relationships between multiple DV, without manipulating any of the variables Descriptive research question: asks about the presence of behavior, how frequently it is exhibited, or [...]

The Nuts and Bolts of Correlational Studies2019-05-25T21:15:54-04:00

The Nuts and Bolts of Experiments


Matched design : between subjects experiment that involves sets of participants matched on a specific characteristic with each member of the set randomly assigned to a different level of [...]

The Nuts and Bolts of Experiments2019-05-25T21:13:04-04:00

 The Nuts and Bolts of Quasi­Experiments


Pretest­Posttest Design : research design where behavior is measured both before and after a treatment or condition is implemented o Quasi­experiment because there is no random assignment of participants [...]

 The Nuts and Bolts of Quasi­Experiments2019-05-25T21:14:09-04:00
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